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Epiosde #47. Best Advice of 2019
In the past year, we’ve interviewed more than 46 terrific guests who offered great advice, made us think, and often made us laugh too. We have highlights today from three of our most listened to Happy Hour Podcasts: positive aging expert, Barbara Hannah Grufferman on living a better, longer, happier life; psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, debunked the myths of midlife; and Andrew Mellen shared how to get organized, stay organized, and get your life back.
Episode #46. Donna Zakowska, costume designer for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
If you’re a fan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and you’re as excited as we are that Season 3 is here, then you will love this episode. A few months ago, we had the pleasure of having Emmy Award winning costume designer Donna Zakowska, who is the costume designer of those fabulous clothes on our favorite show, as our guest. If you missed the episode, or want to listen in again, here is a rerun of this terrific interview with our SF Editor Kim Selby and Donna – in season 2 she custom designed over 400 costumes. Listen in.
Episode #45. Gratitude for Today and Everyday
We have a Thanksgiving gift for all of you today. It’s a beautiful performance by Christina Connors singing “We Live on Borrowed Time” from her solo album “Dream Bigger…Songs of Hope, Healing, and Inspiration,” and you can listen to the song on our special Thanksgiving Day Happy Hour Podcast. It reminds us to live and appreciate every moment of every day. When you listen to the song, you’ll realize why Christina Connors won our Tomatoes Got Talent Show last year. Christina is a performer, inspirational speaker, massage therapist and meditation guide. She is beautiful on the outside and radiates an inner glow. You’ll be inspired by our conversation. Learn more about Christina Connors at www.christinaconnors.com
Episode #44. Yes, You Can End Back Pain!
Anyone out there suffer from back pain? 80% of us do or will at some point, particularly as we age. Today listen in as Kim Selby, our SF. Editor has a conversation with Dr. Jack Stern, a leading neurological surgeon (annually named one of the “Best Doctors in New York” by New York Magazine) who is also the author of a book entitled Ending Back Pain. Dr. Stern offers insight into how to help diagnose what your issues are before you see a spine specialist. suggestions on how to advocate for yourself, and, most importantly he offers many ways that may help you non-surgically. Learn more at https://drjackstern.com/
Episode #43. Celebrating Feisty Women
In today’s podcast, Kim Selby, our SF Editor dives deep with Eileen Williams, creator of the radio show and website, The Feisty Side of Fifty. Listen in as these two audacious and feisty women talk about everything from searching for a career after mid-life, how important it is to celebrate women, and yes even Florence Henderson and her wisdom. Williams has interviewed countless famous “tomatoes” and shares her joy of life and aging in this delightfully upbeat interview. Learn more about Eileen at Feisty Side of Fifty.
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Episode #42. Cannabis & CBD Products – Truths, Lies, Myths and Gold
This was a very happy Happy Hour episode because we talked “weed” with one of the rising stars in the Cannabis industry. This is a fascinating and very informative conversation with Jeanne Sullivan, a fierce advocate for the legalization and regulation of cannabis. She is an amazing and inspiring woman who co-founded the first female led venture capital firm in NYC in the ‘90s, and she is now investing in the cannabis industry. We talked about the history of cannabis, the health benefits, the investment opportunities, and what you need to know when you’re buying CBD products.
Episode #41. “Hot Lips” Houlihan is in the House – An Interview with Loretta Swit
Our guest on this episode of The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour is Loretta Swit, who played the iconic Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, on M*A*S*H, and what a delight she is. She was nominated for 10 Emmys for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan and won two Emmys. And while you know her as an incredible actress, you may not know about that she is also an accomplished artist and an animal rights activist. We talked about her incredibly beautiful book SwitHeart that features her extraordinary watercolors, and the proceeds from the book go to her nonprofit, Switheart Animal Alliance, which donates funds to various animal rights groups with a focus these days on military service dogs. And of course, we talked to her about M*A*S*H. It’s a great episode.
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Plant based eating is here to stay because it is good for our bodies and great for the environment. If you are “vegecurious,” listen in as Kim Selby our SF Editor talks with Elysabeth Alfano, a personal coach and plant-based lifestyle, food and news expert, and award-winning media personality. Elysabeth shares how a plant-based diet can actually help you age backwards, and what Tomato doesn’t want that? Learn more about Elysabeth, plant-based eating, and get her plant-based recipes at https://elysabethalfano.com/
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Episode #39: Midlife Dating: Finding Hope and Confidence to Love Again
If you’re a single Tomato who’s feeling a little hopeless about finding love, this episode is for you. Sandy Weiner is a dating coach and Chief Love Officer of Last First Date and is devoted to helping women achieve healthy, off-the-charts love in the 2nd half of life. She’s an internationally known dating and life coach, blogger, radio host, communications expert, and TEDx speaker. And if you are in the NYC area, you can meet Sandy and other dating experts at our Three Tomatoes event, “The Ultimate Dating Advice Event” on Oct. 28. Learn more about Sandy Weiner at LastFirstDate.com.
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Episode #38. Suffering from Anxiety? Well kick it goodbye.
Anyone out there suffer from anxiety? Yes, us too! So, listen to this week’s podcast with Kim Selby, our SF Editor as she interviews Stephanie Dalfonzo, author of Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom. Trained in many modalities such hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping, Neurolinguistics Programming, reiki, yoga and more, Stephanie helps people move from anxiety to freedom, peace of mind and joy. It’s our choice to move away from the flight or fight syndrome and live anxiety free. So let’s do this! Learn more about Stephanie and get her book.
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Episode #37. The Power of Saying Yes
The Three Tomatoes founder, Cheryl Benton and Kim Selby, The Three Tomatoes San Francisco editor talk about the power of saying yes. So often we ignore our gut instincts and put up roadblocks that keep us from fully living our lives. So listen in and you’ll also learn more about Cheryl and Kim. They’re fun – really! Listen in below or wherever you listen to podcasts. Be patient. It may take a moment for the podcast to load.
Episode #36. The “Winners Pitch” Approach for Job Seekers over 50
If you are job seeking, you know the frustration of applying online and sending your credentials into the internet ether, often with no reply. Well what if you could attract interviews without ever applying for a job? Listen in to this incredibly informative podcast with Grace Totoro, a career coach and founder and president of Transitions by Grace. She is the creator of The Winners Pitch™ a three-phase approach to attracting interviews without applying for a job. Learn more and get a free coaching session. https://www.transitionsbygrace.com
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Episode # 35. Singing Can Change Your Life!
This week’s episode of The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour features Jeanne Kelly, an amazing Tomato who is changing lives through singing. A former opera singer, teacher, conductor and music administrator, she created a program called Encore Creativity for Older Adults, where men and women over 55 have the opportunity to let their voices go as they sing and perform. Community is built through music, improving cognitive function and so much more. Her theory is if you have a brain and breath you can sing. Listen in to hear about the way Jeanne is improving the lives of older adults. Learn more about Encore Creativity.